Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Takashi Uto to Visit Switzerland, Tunisia and Senegal
March 2, 2015
1. Mr. Takashi Uto, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, will visit the Swiss Confederation (Geneva), the Republic of Tunisia (Tunis) and the Republic of Senegal (Dakar) from March 2 to 8.
2. In Geneva, Parliamentary Vice-Minister Uto is scheduled to attend the High-Level Segment of the 28th Session of the UN Human Rights Council on March 2 and deliver a statement on Japan’s human rights diplomacy, as well as have talks with UN officials and high-level attendees from other countries. Furthermore, he is scheduled to attend the Conference on Disarmament on March 3 and deliver a statement on Japan’s disarmament diplomacy.
3. In Tunis, Parliamentary Vice-Minister Uto is scheduled to express his congratulations to key government officials in the new administration launched in February, on the completion of a series of political processes and progress with domestic reform. He will also exchange views and seek to forge relationships that will enable closer cooperation on bilateral and multilateral frameworks, including Security Council reform.
4. In Dakar, Parliamentary Vice-Minister Uto is scheduled to hold meetings with key government officials in order to strengthen the bilateral relationship as well as the cooperative relationship in the international arena, including Security Council reform, with Senegal, which is one of the major countries an important country in West Africa.